BIO

Veronica Pamoukaghlianprofile

Born in Montevideo, Verónica Pamoukaghlián studied Film, Translation, English and French Literature, and German language at the Uruguayan Film School, the Alliance Francaise, Cambridge University, and the Goethe Institut,

She holds a BA in English Literature from Cambridge UK, a Teaching Certificate from EXETER SCHOOL UK, a DALF certificate in French, a ZOP certificate in German, and an Arts and Culture Management Diploma from BankBoston Foundation.

Her first Film award was obtained with a screenplay in 1996, from the City of Montevideo. Since then she has been writing, directing and producing short films, music clips, commercials and documentaries for Cinema and TV. She has also been involved in Music Management through her Film and Music Production Company NEWMOON FILMS & ARTS.

A successful travel blogger since 2010, Veronica has written blogs showcased on USA TODAY and THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. In 2011, film critic and writer Roger Ebert called Veronica “a voice that needs to be heard.” Her article The Road to passionate travel writing was selected as one of the TOP TEN TRAVEL BLOGS of 2010.

Since 2000 she has also developed a career as a freelance writer, journalist, and translator. Veronica has worked as an interpreter and translator for Amazon Publishing, the European Union, Montevideo Friendly, and the Partenariat European Union-Mercosur. She has written, edited, and translated a variety of literary works, including the biography of the author of the tango La Cumparsita, as well as several novels, screenplays and non-fiction books.

Her literary works have been published by The Acentos Review, Naked Punch, Seal Press, the International Museum of Women, Poetry Magazine, the Southern Pacific Review, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, and Prism, among many other prestigious international publications.

Veronica was also a teacher for seven years. She taught IB literature and Media Studies at St Catherine’s School, St. Brendan’s School, and the Anglo Institute. After that, she started mentoring several writers and filmmakers in Uruguay and Spain.

In 2007 she obtained her Master ́s in Screenwriting from the Foundation for Audiovisual Research, through an IBERMEDIA Fund Scholarship. Her films have been shown in Argentina, Cuba, Uruguay, the US, Spain, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Morocco, and beyond. She has participated in over 50 Film Festivals, Production Meetings and Markets, in Europe, Latin America, and the US.

In 2007, she obtained her Diploma in Executive Production and Feature Film Project Development at the SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BAÑOS International Film and TV School in CUBA. The course was directed by Veronica ́s mentor Sandy Lieberson, Academy-award winning producer of Blade Runner and Thelma and Louise and former VP of Development at 20th Century Fox.

Her feature documentary RAÚL, a coproduction between Uruguay and Los Angeles won the Best Documentary Award at the 1st East Harlem International Film Festival in New York and an Award from the Argentinean Senat. It was screened on film and TV in Mexico, Italy, and Argentina. Named after its protagonist, RAÚL tells the story of a charismatic 75-year-old Uruguayan athlete, who travels to Finland, in order to try to become the Decathlon champion of the world.

Her latest co-production with Germany, entitled “MONSTRUO,” received funding from the Uruguayan Film Institute and was awarded Best Short at the Uruguayan International Film Festival and Best Actor and Cinematography at FAM Film Festival in Florianopolis in 2013.

Veronica is the head of Uruguay-based NEKTAR FILMS. She currently divides her time between Montevideo, Europe, and the US. A selection of her poetry has recently appeared on the book “Words fly away, poems for Fukushima;” San Francisco, 2014. She was a marketing consultant for LILAC (Hank Isaac), a web series shot on location in Seattle.

She has been in the jury of Dona I Cinema Film Festival (Valencia, Spain, 2011) and a member of the selection committee for FAM Panvision festival (Florianopolis, Brazil, 2014). In October 2014, Veronica was a guest lecturer on Uruguayan film at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. In February 2015, she was appointed as a Narrative Fiction and Introduction to Screenwriting Professor at Uruguay ́s Technical University (UTU).

Her current work includes translating bestsellers for Amazon, as part of the AmazonCrossing project, writing journalistic pieces for Whistleblower News Review, The Big Smoke America & Elite Daily, and editing non-fiction books for clients in Canada and the US.